Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In an awful manner. Dreadfully; terribly.
- adv. In a manner inspiring awe.
- adv. Reverently.
- adv. Badly, terribly.
- adv. not comparable Very; exceedingly; extremely; excessively.
- adv. obsolete Fearfully.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. In an awful manner; in a manner to fill with terror or awe; fearfully; reverently.
- adv. Slang Very; excessively.
- adv. used as intensifiers
- adv. in a terrible manner
- adv. of a dreadful kind
- awful + -ly (Wiktionary)
“The information was coming in awfully late and it is not conclusive.”
“The holy ability to peer into a man's soul and divine his true intentions must come in awfully handy ... but wait, doesn't the bible have a few things to say about divination?”
“One reason older women dress so awfully is that they want to look young.”
“Given the evidence of a struggle, had the officers simply taken the plaintiff's word as to what had happened without investigating further, they'd have been in awfully deep the next day had she turned up severely injured, or even dead.”
“They needed to win awfully bad," Charlotte coach Paul Silas said.”
“I write the v before my name awfully small; but anyone who knows can see it.”
“One grand mass standing off in awfully powerful relief, against a golden glow, reminded us of Sinai, when the mount burned with fire, and one expected to see the tables of the law appear.”
“v before my name awfully small; but anyone who knows can see it.”
“And as much as I hate stereotypes, I’ll be the first to admit that they can come in awfully handy.”
“Smith gestures toward a definition of epidemics that focuses on its transmissibility, via communication or transportation lines, though in some cases, the term comes awfully close to existing in the eye of the beholder.”
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